Florida’s Emerald Coast Offers a Sunny Forecast This Labor Day Weekend

Beautiful Beaches and End-of-Season Values on Gulf Front Accommodations All Open Following the Passing of Hurricane Katrina

DESTIN, FORT WALTON BEACH and OKALOOSA ISLAND, Fla., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ — Acclaimed as the “Number One Beach in the South” for the 10th year in a row by Southern Living, Florida’s Emerald Coast — encompassing Destin, Okaloosa Island and Fort Walton Beach — is open and welcomes visitors this Labor Day weekend with discounted accommodations, sugar-white beaches, one-of-a-kind seafood restaurants and a sunny weekend forecast.

“While the Emerald Coast is welcoming visitors to our shores, our thoughts and prayers are certainly with the people along the Gulf Coast following the impact of Hurricane Katrina. We were blessed to have escaped this storm,” said Darrel C. Jones, president & CEO of the Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. “For families looking for a final summer escape, our destination is embracing visitors this Labor Day Weekend.”

The Emerald Coast offers deeply reduced prices at more than 25 properties in the area including Chateau La Mer Condominiums, Comfort Inn Destin and Beacon Resorts, where the fourth night booked is free (valid at select properties). In addition to the natural wonders of 24 miles of satin-ribbon shores and emerald green waters, area attractions offer fun for the entire family, including upscale shopping at Destin Commons, the famous Okaloosa Island Pier, Indian Mound Temple Museum and Air Force Armament Museum. Big Kahuna’s, another family attraction, serves up big splashes with more than 40 water attractions.

For details on the Emerald Coast special rates currently available this Labor Day Weekend, visit http://www.destin-fwb.com/ and click on August and September Limited Time Specials or call the Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 322-3319 or (850) 651-7131.

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